Minor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Minor courses of study are academic programs designed to satisfy students’ personal interest and to meet their professional needs. Students explore, in some depth, the offerings in a field of study.

The Minor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology focuses on human performance in the workplace environment and the application of psychological principles to organizations. It is designed to help students understand and improve organizational effectiveness, employee satisfaction, and workplace productivity. Through a blend of theoretical study and practical application, students gain insights into human behavior in professional settings across various industries. It equips students with valuable skills in communication, analysis, and problem-solving, essential for addressing the complex challenges in today's diverse and dynamic work environments.

A minor course of study provides the student with significant experience in a discipline organized around skills, methodology, and subject matter. To gain the greatest value from their academic experience, students are encouraged to select minors that complement their degree program and/or other minors that they are pursuing.

The student becomes subject to the requirements of the minor as stated in the catalog that are in effect at the time the minor is declared. The department/program chair responsible for a particular minor determines how students fulfill deficits in credits for a minor and certifies that students are qualified to receive the minor.

PSYC 340Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
PSYC 326Group and Team Behavior3
PSYC 350Social Psychology3
or SOCI 310 Personality Development
Choose 2 courses from one of the following elective areas:6
Emergency Services:
Fire-Related Human Behavior
Personnel Management for Fire and Emergency Services
Business Communication
Collaborative Writing & Presenting
Communication and Organizational Culture
Nonverbal Communication
Aviation Psychology
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Social Psychology (Whichever not taken as core)
Personality Development
Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior
Management of the Multicultural Workforce
Human Resources Training and Development
Staffing and Workforce Planning
Safety/Human Factors:
Human Factors in Aviation Safety
Human Reliability and Safety Analysis
Total Credits15